Today's postings

  1. [Baren 45961] Re: Yahoo groups (Melissa West)
  2. [Baren 45962] Re: Yahoo groups (Eileen Corder)
  3. [Baren 45963] Re: Yahoo groups (cjchapel #
  4. [Baren 45964] Re: Yahoo groups ("Ellen Shipley")
  5. [Baren 45965] Re: Yahoo groups (Barbara Mason)
  6. [Baren 45966] RE: Baren-Suji Blog Update ("Rodriguez, Julio")
  7. [Baren 45967] Re: the cybernetic age worth it? (Maria Arango Diener)
  8. [Baren 45968] New Digest (Marilynn Smith)
  9. [Baren 45969] Re: New Digest (Barbara Mason)
  10. [Baren 45970] Re: New Digest (Bea Gold)
  11. [Baren 45971] Re: New Digest (Graham Scholes)
  12. [Baren 45972] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: Melissa West
Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2012 16:10:59 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45961] Re: Yahoo groups
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There should be a link at the bottom of the Yahoo group emails that allows you to select the digest version, but there will still be a lot of email activity.

Another option is configuring a 'mail filter' in your inbox that routes the mailing list's messages to a separate mail folder. It gets the noise out of your Inbox, and collects all the messages nicely in a separate mail folder so you can catch up with the group when you want to, and then you can scan the subject lines for what interests you.

I'm not a big fan of Yahoo group emails myself, but still want to get the Baren news. And it *is* easier on our lovely volunteer admins!

Melissa West
816 Hanover St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Message 2
From: Eileen Corder
Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2012 16:20:17 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45962] Re: Yahoo groups
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Oscar asked, "Is the cybernetic age worth it?"

The web slowly transforms people's view of what is normal. Yahoo groups is
but a further modification of our behavior, expectations, and level of

Cyberspace is a place where one shines. It is also a place where one is
accepted or rejected. I cannot get youtube/videos on my computer and so for
years have had to be content with not being able to participate with what
many of you take for granted. Because of changes in the web and my very slow
dial-up connection (some people don't even know what that is!) I can hardly
get anything now.

Marvels do abound here, but at a cost to our planet and our sanity. The
earth is our mother and without her life perishes.

You may protest my feelings, but try to open up to what others experience.
And, do not be bewitched by what is not real.

This is all just my own ego-centered rantings. Please excuse them.

Good luck to everyone.
Peace to everyone.
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Message 3
From: cjchapel #
Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2012 16:28:35 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45963] Re: Yahoo groups
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To all who are getting too many emails from Yahoo!, please double check your settings. I'm getting one email a day after indicating I wanted a daily digest. I hope you can too. I think you can also check that you want none and then you go to Yahoo! if you want to find out what is going on. This really should be easier on the volunteers.
Hang in there. It will be worth it.
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Message 4
From: "Ellen Shipley"
Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2012 16:49:43 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45964] Re: Yahoo groups
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Settings are really easy to personalize. I have some Yahoo lists that I
only read online and I get no emails from them. Others I want individual
emails but I funnel them into their own folders so my inbox never sees them.
Or you can get a daily digest and that really means only one a day.

But you have to go to your groups page and change the settings manually.
You can always go back and reset them if you change your mind. 8-]

a long-time Yahoo groups user; I even have one of my own
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Message 5
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2012 16:49:49 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45965] Re: Yahoo groups
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Well, this will work....
Those of us on the admin side are getting about 100 a day but just sorting and deleting. It is pretty fast and will slow down once everyone is moved to the new list.
Hang in there folks...I am already really enjoying the work uploaded to the folders...what fun to see them
my best
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Message 6
From: "Rodriguez, Julio"
Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2012 17:01:49 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45966] RE: Baren-Suji Blog Update
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Updated the Baren blog this morning with a short video on Thomas Bewick and wood engraving.....

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Message 7
From: Maria Arango Diener
Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2012 18:34:08 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45967] Re: the cybernetic age worth it?
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Is Baren worth it? It is primarily a "web" entity, is it real? I have met Baren members, they are real. Our friendship is real, we hug, we made 600 prints together earlier this year, really did.

City of the world is a real block of wood and a real connection between 102 people from all over the world made up entirely in cyberspace. Magic!

Cyberspace is what an individual makes it to be, dial up or on an iPhone. It is a good thing either way, it connects us, right now as we are speaking, and it can be flicked off with a switch when it bothers us.

Marvels abound in nature and some people never take a walk in the woods, as they abound in cyberspace where some choose not to venture. There are wolves and cliffs too, in both places.

It's all good, however much or little any one chooses to walk about.

Sent from my iPad
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Message 8
From: Marilynn Smith
Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2012 18:50:38 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45968] New Digest
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You must be kidding. That new format for the digest is awful. The old
one you could just sit down and read and enjoy, this is horrid. If you
don't get the digest than you are stuck with tons of separate emails.
I think it is time to leave Baren. If this is progress and an
improvement than I am not sticking around to see what other hideous
change you can bring about.

I won't be joining in, not into clicking and going to see and read. I
might stay and wait for an exchange notice to come through, otherwise
I can use the delete button. Than again, Baren has been a great and
ground breaking group. Perhaps it is time to leave, its usefulness is
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Message 9
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2012 19:19:18 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45969] Re: New Digest
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We will miss you
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Message 10
From: Bea Gold
Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2012 19:30:14 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45970] Re: New Digest
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Wow Marilyn - not like you to be so crabby. I hope you are OK. Tough times.
A big thanks needs to go to those trying to make things better no matter how
sucessful. Things take time to work out kinks in any change so try to be
patient and don't leave. Bea Gold
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Message 11
From: Graham Scholes
Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2012 21:17:43 GMT
Subject: [Baren 45971] Re: New Digest
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You should be patient and hang in there for a little while to give it a fair trial....
What you described is known to me, however one does become use to the change...
and don't we hate change.

It's my hope that Yahoo has cleaned up thier act with regards the need to sign in about every two week.
If not that was most bothersome when I was involved with another forum....


Digest Appendix

Postings made on [Baren] members' blogs
over the past 24 hours ...

Subject: Open For Buisness

This item is taken from the blog Against the grain.
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Subject: Back to the Gull, or, How the Linoleum Crumbles
Posted by: Sherrie York

With the duck piece ready for next weekend's demonstration, it's time to get back to "gullus interruptus," the linocut that should have been the demo, but wasn't.

(If you didn't follow that statement, it just means you missed this post here. We'll wait for you if you want to go read it and come back.)

So where were we? Oh, right. Here:

An interesting start, but before I went any further with it I applied a subtle reddish spot in the lower bill. Such a tiny section, and barely noticeable, but I wanted it to be there. I used a stencil and "pounced" the color in place. (More about the pochoir technique here.)

Then it was time to start defining the bird's body. I mixed a very transparent blue? so transparent that you can barely tell it's on the block in this photo. But it is. I promise.

[Long item has been trimmed at this point. The full blog entry can be viewed here]

This item is taken from the blog Brush and Baren.
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